B.C. Lions and their same old story

Andrew Harris

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater returns to his writing roots with an analysis of the B.C. Lions’ first four games. Noting that this year’s squad has the same feel of past squads due to the fact that Andrew Harris still commands where B.C. will go NOT Travis Lulay, not much has changed from one year to the next with the Lions. If they want to emerge and excite their fans further, they’ll need to improve their special teams and, in particular, their return game.

Edmonton Eskimos vs. B.C. Lions Week 4 game balls

Andrew Harris has entered "Superstar" status. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Eskimos. Giving game balls to Andrew Harris, Dante Marsh, and Paul McCallum, Bryan revels in the Lions’ latest victory at BC Place and their second consecutive victory over Edmonton. Well all-in-all this was a solid team win for the Lions. If anyone was curious how the Travis Lulay versus Mike Reilly battle would go down.

Pleased to welcome the BC Lions next generation

Emmanuel Arcenaux

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Steve Lee points out today that following nine years of the Wally Buono era and 12 years of GeRoy Simon commanding the spotlight, the new look Leo’s have now started to pen the next chapter in team history, one that appears to be very bright and primed for success. Behind Adam Bighill, Emmanuel Arceneaux, Keron Williams, Mark Ianniuzzi, Shawn Gore, Dante Marsh, Cord Parks and Travis Lulay lead the way.

B.C. Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos Week 3 game balls

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NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane gives you his offensive, defensive, and special teams game balls from this past week’s triumph over the Edmonton Eskimos. Travis Lulay took home the offensive game ball with an impressive performance, while Cord Parks a nice B.C. defensive back with a great name, great hair and a great style of play got the D game ball. Korey Williams was the ST’s standout.

Beastmode breakout (North of the border): Andrew Harris is hungry!

Harris was back with a vengeance against the Argonauts. (Photo: BCLions)

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane talks about Andrew Harris’ resurgence in the Lions’ week two contest against the Toronto Argonauts. After seeing himself doled out limited carries during the preseason and week one, the offense finally gave Harris the ball and he shined. Showcasing his ability to run the ball down the field as well as catch it at times, Harris rushed over the century mark while compiling 49 yards in the air to help pace the Lions.

Toronto Argonauts vs. B.C. Lions Week 2 game balls

Andrew Harris earns the offensive game ball against Winnipeg. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane gives you his offensive, defensive, and special teams game balls from this past week’s triumph over the Toronto Argonauts. Andrew Harris took home the offensive game ball with an impressive performance after a rough previous week, while Solomon Elimimian showed he still can play on defense and Hugh O’Neill continued to fill-in at kicker, earning the special teams recognition.

Week 1 Flashback: Lions vs. Stamps what went wrong?

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane addresses the pros and cons from the BC Lions’ 1st regular season game against the Calgary Stampeders. Jon Cornish ran at, through, around and over the Lions en route to 172 yards on the day for the Stamps. One thing is for sure, the defense needs to tighten up if the Lions want to get on the winning side of a football game. Sure the Stampeders are the reigning Western Division champs, but…

Week 1 / CFL Keys: BC Lions open the season on road in cow-town

Coach Mike Benevides

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 1 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Alberta. What a matchup we have at QB in this one. Center and anchor of the Offensive Line Angus Reid will not dress for the Lions. Starting in his place will be Matt Norman who played in 6 games last season before heading back to school. Travis Lulay hopes to start the season out on a good note.

The 2013 BC Lions: Back To Prominence

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater gives us a look at how Travis Lulay and the team can return to prominence. Slater names a couple of goals the QB must aim for, including 5,000 yards, finding multiple targets (while establishing a No. 1 option), and simply put, scoring more touchdowns. This season, much like the previous two, hinges on the dominant right arm of Lulay.

B.C. Lions preseason game #2: What we learned

The Lions will be looking for their second straight win against the Eskimos on Saturday. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane addresses the pros and cons from the BC Lions’ second preseason game. Virtually every fan simultaneously loves and hates preseason games in every sport. There are pros and cons to exhibition matches, more cons than pros depending on the specific league. The CFL is one of the better, if not the best, leagues when it comes to getting what’s necessary out of these meaningless games and moving quickly into the real season.

The three most important games of the BC Lions 2013 campaign

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NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions blogger Bryan McFarlane brings us his 3 must see games for this season. The defending Grey Cup champs, the Toronto Argonauts, will be taking on the Lions in a battle of the last 2 league champions. Then the Riders come to town with new addition and Lions favorite Geroy SImon in tow. Then the Stampeders come to town in what is sure to be a battle for the west. I hope Travis Lulay brings his A games.

What should the Lions do on Draft day?

What Will Wally Do? (ottowasun.com)

NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Phil Slater speaks his mind on what he believes the Lions will do in the upcoming CFL Draft. Travis Lulay, Andrew Harris and Adam Bighill are players that will be operating under new deals. Buono has also brought in some little known talent to fill out the depth at quarterback and O-Line, but he is still a few players removed from bringing in a full squad to the upcoming training camp in Kamloops.

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